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  • Makerspace 101 supporting districts and schools plan and develop STEM Maker Journeys

    Susan Wells, Founder CEO

    TechTerra Education

    September, 2017

  • Makerspace

    STEM Lab

    Innovation Lab

    STEAM Space

    Design Lab



    21-C Lab


    Defining the Work, Names are Important

  • All are innovative learning spaces with a shared purpose, meeting todays learners where they are.

  • Hands-on Project-based Cross-curricular Authentic, Real World Active Mobile Focus on STEM/STEAM- Science, Technology,

    Engineering, Math & Art High Tech & Low Tech & No Tech


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  • Teachers Librarians Administrators Paraprofessionals Students Parents Community Members


  • 21st-Century 4 Cs : Collaborate, Communicate, Critically Think, Create

    Share resources & knowledge & skills Explore entrepreneurship Active learning Personalize authentic learning experiences Produce innovative solutions to global challenges Understand, learn and use coding and computational thinking Enhance and support school & district & community Research supports this work NMC/CoSN Horizon Report 2017 K-12 Edition- Makerspaces

    listed first of six important developments in educational technology for K-12 education over the next five years.


  • Explore Experiment Design Construct Iterate Tinker Make Build Invent Create Reflect


  • School Libraries Public Libraries Classrooms Renovated School Computer Labs Repurposed Atriums Renovated School CTE & Shop Rooms Mobile Carts Multipurpose School Spaces Museums Universities Hospitals Community Spaces


  • Innovation Center

    Iolani School Honolulu, HI

  • STEM Lab Rowan

    Salisbury Schools

    Salisbury, NC

  • Instructional Innovation Lab & Makerspace

    East Central University Adal, OK

  • Makerspace Peking University High School

    Beijing, China

  • STEM Lab Carlinville School District

    Carlinville, IL

  • Early Childhood Makerspace Bay Area Childrens Museum

    San Francisco, CA

  • Makerspace STEM Indoor/Outdoor Classroom

    Lincoln School San Jose, Costa Rica

  • STEM Makerspace Lab TechTerra Education

    Durham, NC

  • Math Instruction Enhanced with STEM Tools

    Robotics Example The Mathematics of Robotics

    Microcontrollers Example Prime Factorization with Makey Makey

  • TechTerra Training 1, 2, 3



    3.Classroom Connections

  • TechTerra Education is ready to support you in providing real solutions for STEM and Making.

  • Why TechTerra We are experienced expert educators. We have designed and created customized STEM

    Makerspaces across the globe. We have provided STEM Makerspace training across the globe. We have a proven process for developing vision & mission,

    deployment, training, and implementation of innovative learning spaces.

    We focus on the teaching and learning behind the tech.

  • Susan Wells, Founder CEO 919-627-4207